Hollyhock Alcea rosea - Althaea rosea

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Botanical Name:

Alcea rosea

Family:

Malvaceae

Genus:

Alcea

Species:

rosea

Common Name:

Hollyhock

Seeds Per Pound:
25,711
Quantity:
0.96 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
55
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
8 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2017
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.96 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
12.50
1 oz
17.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow indoors 2 months before the date of the last frost.
In a Nutshell:
* A refreshing tea is made from the flower petals.
* A nutritious starch is obtained from the root.
* The flowers are demulcent, diuretic and emollient. They are useful in the treatment of chest complaints.
* A fibre obtained from the stems is used in papermaking.
* The red anthocyanin constituent of the flowers is used as a litmus. more...
* It was imported into Europe from southwestern China during, or possibly before, the 15th century.
* The plants are easily grown from seed, and readily self-seed. more...